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Development of novel, high Performance hybrid TWV/GPF Automotive afteR treatment systems by raTIonAL design: substitution of PGMs and Rare earth materials

Development of novel, high Performance hybrid TWV/GPF Automotive afteR treatment systems by raTIonAL design: substitution of PGMs and Rare earth materials

Objective

To date, three way catalytic converters (TWCs) have been established as the most effective engine exhaust after-treatment system. However, TWCs not only fail to address the issue of particulate matter (PM) emissions but are also the main industrial consumer of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) mainly Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and Rare Earth elements (REEs), with the automotive industry accounting for 65%-80% of total EU PGMs demand. The enforcement of new limits on PM emissions (EURO 6c/7) will require higher TWC performance, hence leading to further increase the CRMs content in autocatalysts.
Addressing the necessity of CRMs reduction in catalysis, PARTIAL-PGMs proposes an integrated approach for the rational design of innovative nanostructured materials of low/zero PGMs/REEs content for a hybrid TWC/Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) for automotive emissions after-treatment with continuous particulates combustion also focusing on identifying and fine-tuning the parameters involved in their preparation, characterization and performance evaluation under realistic conditions.
PARTIAL-PGMs approach is broad, covering multiscale modeling, synthesis and nanomaterials’ characterization, performance evaluation under realistic conditions as well as recyclability, health impact analysis and Life Cycle Assessment. The rational synthesis of nanomaterials to be used in these hybrid systems will allow for a reduction of more than 35% in PGMs and 20% in REEs content, either by increasing performance or by their replacement with transition metals. The compact nature of the new hybrid system not only will allow its accommodation in smaller cars but will also reduce cold start emissions and light-off times with performance aiming to anticipate both future emission control regulations and new advances in engines technology. Such R&D progress in autocatalysts is expected to pave the way to the widespread use of such low CRMs content materials in other catalytic applications.
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WARRANT HUB SPA

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Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 462 900

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"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 471 675

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 648 925

UNIVERSITE DE LILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 389 550

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I

France

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 353 925

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 353 996,25

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 313 730

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 453 856,25

LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 148 316,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 376 101,25

L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 175

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 278 925

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

United States

eAMBIENTE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 198 925

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 686086

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 981 251,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 650 000

Coordinated by:

WARRANT HUB SPA

Italy